Wildlife Resources (Rescue and Education)

Rescue


If you find injured or orphaned wildlife, here are people and places to contact for help.  These animal care-takers are NOT pest control.  They will not clean animals out of your attic or get rid of critters rooting in your yard.

Leanne Dupay, permitted wildlife rehabilitator with Texas Parks & Wildlife 512-694-1811. (She lives in The Hills.) If you find injured or orphaned wildlife, she will treat the injuries and release the animal—or raise the orphaned animal and release it in a safe environment away from urban communities. Leanne can take in needy fawns, raccoons, squirrels, birds, owls, hawks, possums, armadillos, foxes, coyotes, bats, etc.  

Emily Ashlock, permitted wildlife rehabilitator with Texas Parks & Wildlife 512-773-5653. If you find injured or orphaned wildlife, she will treat the injuries and release the animal—or raise the orphaned animal and release it in a safe environment away from urban communities. 

City of Austin Animal Services (512-974-2000) serves Lakeway. An Animal Protection Officer will come out and likely take the animal to Austin Wildlife Rescue for care (see below).

Austin Wildlife Rescue 512-472-9453 https://www.austinwildliferescue.org/ They are an intake center only and do not pick up animals. The facility is at 5401 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78721. Hours are Monday - Sunday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

All Things Wild is located just north of Georgetown.  512-897-0806  http://allthingswildrehab.org/ Their “Found an animal?” page has specific info on how to handle many species.  http://allthingswildrehab.org/found-an-animal/   

If appropriate, they may take charge of injured or orphaned wildlife. Their “Contact” page has a lot of helpful info. http://allthingswildrehab.org/contact-us/

Here is a full list from Texas Parks and Wildlife of licensed rehabbers (small mammals, birds, deer, etc.), current as of November 2021. https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/rehab/list/counties/index.phtml?id=227&county=Travis

 

Carcass Removal


When the worst happens, contact Lakeway’s Public Works Department (512-608-9000) for dead animal removal. Or, go here to fill out a form online--

https://www.lakeway-tx.gov/160/Deceased-Animal-Disposal-Service

 

Online resources for info on Texas wildlife:


https://texasalmanac.com/topics/environment/wildlife

https://countryrebel.com/blogs/videos/56616003-13-stunning-animals-youll-find-inhabiting-the-texas-hill-country/

https://texashillcountry.com/10-wildlife-species-in-the-texas-hill-country/